Tiger Census Begin at Sundarbans
NewsBytes
Dec 21, 2020

India has now started the Tiger Census in West Bengal's Sundarbans. Watch our latest video to learn more.

According to the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, India has one of the biggest and safest habitats for tigers in the world. The tiger population in India had grown from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2019. India has now started the Tiger Census in West Bengal's Sundarbans. Sundarbans Tiger Reserve field director Tapas Das said, "We have already installed many cameras. The forest department will also put 272 more in January. Overall 1,164 cameras will be installed at 582 locations to count the number of tigers." Altogether, 10 teams comprising 120 forest personnel are taking part. 

An official said Tiger calculation in mangrove forest had traditionally been done by the pugmark method. All India Tiger Estimation 2018 had received the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey. According to the last census, the tiger population in the Sundarbans reserve forest had increased to 96 from the previous estimate of 88. Of the 4,200 square km area in the Sundarbans, tigers live in the 3,700 square km area.